Friday, September 7, 2007

Evening Class by Maeve Binchy

Evening Class - from raidergirl3's list - wasn't on my original list of the books i am reading for this challenge. but because it was chosen as the september pick for my book club, i recently finished reading it and i thought i might as well post about it here. (i've posted a more general review on my book blog.)

raidergirl3 said that this book is "about me" because she likes how Binchy's "characters are ordinary people, with happy endings. That's like me - pretty ordinary, and a quiet life." Evening Class is also about raidergirl3 because she is a teacher, like the character Signora, and she went to Italy last summer, like the class does.

i would like this book to be "about me" because i would love to have the serenity that Signora has. i was continually amazed at how she could adapt to the circumstances of her life and the sometimes horrible way others treated her and still be at peace with herself. that's something i aspire too!

i really enjoyed this book - and wonder which of Binchy's books i ought to add to my to-be-read list next ...


Joyce said...

If you like Evening class, you will like ALL of her other Books, I love Maeve Binchy, but Evening Class was my least favorite.

Suey said...

This one is on my list to read, so maybe I'll pick it up next. It's just about exactly what I'm in the mood for.